The Director of Children's Faith Formation leads a team of Sunday school teachers, helpers, and music leaders for music and lessons each Sunday August through June. Using the Shine curriculum, children ages 2 to 5th grade learn the foundational stories of our faith and practice following Jesus by loving God and loving their neighbor. They start each Sunday school time with some energetic singing.
Children's Time, a part of the service each week especially for children, happens each week. Children's Ministry is also committed to centering parents in the faith formation of their children through providing resources and opportunities to support one another in the important task of parenting. It really does take a village to raise a child - and we are here for one another.
Kids' Club exist to give our children a safe place to learn and grow while having fun. Kids' Club is open to children in first through fifth grade. We invite our children, friends, and neighbors to join us. Each month caring leaders plan a devotional and an activity for kids to participate in and enjoy. We desire that each child feel loved by Jesus and cared for by adult leaders and has the opportunity to build friendships and character in the process of completing activities that are challenging and fun. Activities children participate in at Kids' Club include stories, paper crafts, games, cooking, sewing and many other fun projects. Kids' Club meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the gathering room at Salford.
Salford's Junior Youth Group (6th-8th grade) gathers on Sunday mornings, as well as on a monthly basis for a variety of social and service events. There are approximately 15 youth involved in the junior high ministry, led by a team of committed adult leaders as well as Associate Pastor for Youth and Family Faith Formation Maria Hosler Byler.
Beyond Sunday mornings, our Senior Youth Group or MYF (Mennonite Youth Fellowship, grades 9-12) engage in many events and activities as well as an annual summer service trip or to attend the Mennonite Youth Convention. There are approximately 15 youth involved in this group, led by a team of committed adult leaders as well as Associate Pastor for Youth and Family Faith Formation Maria Hosler Byler.